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Look into Phi
Theta Kappa and
see what it takes
to make the
Now it's time to say goodbye to all our family. M-l-C- oops! So maybe it's
not the Mickey Mouse Club but it's time to say goodbye to everybody.
We remember the first day of magazine two years ago, a new staff and
new adviser. We have come a long way from knowing little about magazine pro-
duction to producing eight magazines.
We hope that you all have enjoyed reading the Grizzly. Our goal at the
beginning of the year was to cover as much as we could about Butler but at the
same time have fun. So from Academic Challenge to make-up to football to fash-
ion to Butler campuses to dreams to art to handwriting, we have covered it all.
In April we attended the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press contest.
Overall we won a Gold Medal, Darren Greiving placed first in Photo Essay, third
in Sports Photography, third in Feature Photography and honorable mention in
Graphic Design; Amanda Lene took an honorable mention in News Writing;
Ashley McCullough received honorable mention in Infographics and third place
in the Journalist of the Year category. Congratulations to the Grizzly staff for a
job well done!
In this issue we have covered a variety of topics. Check out the story
about the newspaper and how it is put together (page 6).
Or read the story on Phi Theta Kappa and what it takes to become a
member (page 8).
If you're in the mood for racing read up on drag racing (page 22).
And if you're getting married flip over to the wedding story and get some
ideas about planning your wedding (page 26).
Hope you have a fantastic summer!
Terretta Ann Bethel
On the cover...
Wichita International Super Pro racer
heats up his tires during a burnout.
Drag racers do burnouts before each
race to get better traction on the
Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
Letters to the Editor encouraged
Phi Theta Kappa
Computer Aided Drafting
Mr. Theis' Retirement
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Are you the type of person that sits aside
while others enjoy the dance floor? Well, here is
a solution to your problem. Butler County
Community College has a wide variety of dance
classes to choose from to help boost up your
dancing needs. Classes range from Jazz to
Choreography to Baflefflreveffiorr
classes of Line Dancing.
Carla Lloyd and Valerie Mack teach the
dance courses at Butler. Former runner-up to
Miss Kansas, Mack keeps herself busy with
many school functions.
She has the Sophisticated Ladies, the
barbershop group, the Smorgaschords and
co-directs the concert choir with Mr. Ron Garber.
With all this she still finds time to teach some
dance classes. She also directs the Headliners
showchoir, which consists of 26 singers and
"I got started because I can't throw and I
can't catch, so there is only one more thing,
"My mother started me out dancing
when I was five and have been dancing ever
since," says Lloyd.
Some of the non-credit classes are
Beginning/Intermediate East Coast Swing that is
seen in movies like Swing Kids and Malcolm X
and some GAP commercials. Also, beginning
Country Western Dance is where you can learn
how to do the two-step, triple-step and country waltz. Advanced Country Western
Dance continues the two-step, triple-step and waltz. You can also bop to the music of
Santana, ZZ Top and others in the West Coast Swing.
"In Ballet it is more of
a controlled dance, and in
Jazz you can be a little
looser," says El Dorado
sophomore Sherry Urton.
"Dance class is
exciting and lots of fun,"
says Derby sophomore
Available each year
are many kinds of music
scholarships and you
don't even have to major
in music to qualify.
Auditions are held in the
spring and they are the
foundation of some of the
For more scholarship
information contact the Vocal
Music Department at (316)
22-3224 or, from the
ichita/metro area, call direct
Top Left: Ballet students Sherry
Urton, El Dorado sophomore,
Tiffany Lange, Conway Springs
sophomore, Instructor Carta Lloyd,
Amber Nelson, Derby sophomore,
and Sarah Wahlmeier are learning a
new dance to the music of Ocenea
Top Right: In Ballet class Amber
Nelson, Sarah Wahlmeier, and
Instructor Carta Lloyd inspect their
every move by facing the mirrors
Left: Spinning to the music, Tiffany
Lange and Amber Nelson practice
their dance moves.
The Grizzly • 5
Every Thursday, students and
a new Butler Lantern newspaper. If
students don't read the articles they at
They are on staff simply because they
like to write and the scholarships help
pay for their education.
"Working on the Lantern gives
because they are the on.
heat or the credit from the stories they
Most of the Lantern staff
least open it up to read the "Student rne a chance to broaden my writing would agree that a college newspaper
Views" section on page two or Jon and design skills and hopefully looks j s more stressful and difficult than a
Pic's funny but true columns.
The Lantern staff meets every
day from 1 :30 - 4 p.m. (except Fridays)
to bring us the current news around
Butler. Stories come from the students
themselves, instructor Freda Briggs or
from the word of the grapevine.
The Lantern staff consists of
12 staff members and some of them
are not Mass Communication majors.
good on my transcripts and resumes,"
says Augusta freshman Travis Boyer.
"And I get a full scholarship."
high school newspaper but, at the
same time, very rewarding.
And this hard work shows in
The nice thing about being on the stories the Lantern staff puts out
the Lantern staff is having the freedom
to decide on what story you are going
Instructor Freda Briggs says,
"I just try to steer them in the right
direction and give them story ideas,
every Thursday. This is due also to the
laid-back atmosphere the students
work in every day.
Augusta sophomore Josh
Primm says, "The staff I've worked
with this semester has been absolute-
was "The Gray Flannel Letter," which
Story By Christy Sherdon
Photos By Amanda Lene
Additionally, working on staff started some controversy around the
gives the students the opportunity to campus. The letter mostly criticized
discover news things about Butler harassment of female students around
County. school. After the printing of several of
El Dorado sophomore Stacy the letters in the Lantern newspaper, a
Drennan says, "I like the opportunity to committee was formed to address
meet new people and express my issues of sexual harassment on cam-
Some major highlights from
To end an already great year,
the Lantern this year include stories the Lantern staff took home a Bronze
on art instructor Roger Mathews who Medal at the KACP awards and
was injured in a serious automobile William Villalobos placed second in the
accident earlier this year. The newspa- cartoon category at the banquet held
per kept us updated on his condition, at the Broadview Hotel.
Another major Lantern story this year
Above: Augusta sophomore Josh Primm, Managing Editor, proofreads a page layout
that will be featured for the upcoming newspaper issue.
Left Above: Sophomore Stacy Drennan, Editor, works on the flag of the Lantern .
Right Above: El Dorado freshman Jon Pic works alongside Wichita sophomore William
Villalobos in pasting up the Lantern newspaper.
Story and Photos by Azaria Garcia
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Phi Theta Kappa is an honor
society that recognizes and encour-
ages the academic achievement of
two-year college students. Phi Theta
Kappa (PTK) gives students opportu-
nities for individual growth and devel-
opment. PTK is the largest honor soci-
ety in America. According to the PTK
website, PTK has more than 1.3 mil-
lion members and 1,100 chapters,
which are located in all 50 states, U.S.
territories, Canada, Germany and
Japan. The American Association of
Community Colleges recognized PTK
in 1929 as the official honor society for
Since PTK is the official honor
society for two-year colleges, it means
there is a lot of student participation.
According to the PTK website, approx-
imately 15,000 students participate in
PTK programs each year. More than
75,000 students are inducted into PTK
annually. To keep an active member-
ship a student must maintain a grade
point average of 3.5 or higher. Both
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part-time and full-time students are eli-
gible for membership.
Wendy Lynn and Mika Satake,
both students at Butler, are a part of
PTK. Lynn and Satake represented
Butler County at the sixth annual Phi
Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic
Team Reception, which took place
Feb. 14 in Topeka. Lynn and Satake
were named to the 2001 All-Kansas
"Being named to the PTK All
Kansas Academic Team was truly an
honor. I was proud to represent Butler
at the state luncheon" Lynn says. Both
Lynn and Satake's accomplishments
and future plans can be found on the
Butler website under marketing com-
Lynn is a sophomore from
Coffeyville. She is majoring in Agri-
Business/Political Science. Through
her career at Butler, she has had the
opportunity to be on the Livestock
Judging team. Lynn is also on the
President's Honor Roll. Her future
Wendy Lynn, Coffeyville sophomore, and Mika Satake,
Japan sophomore, were named to the 2001 All -
Kansas Academic team.
plans include attending Kansas State University and then
pursuing a law degree with an agriculture specialty.
Satake is a sophomore from Japan. She says,
"Since I'm an international student who speaks English as
a second language, I have to go through lots of difficulties
while I'm studying at Butler. However, getting this honor
gave me confidence to pursue my educational goal to be a
Drama Therapist. I'm happy that I have wonderful teachers
here at Butler."
These teachers are helping Satake in accomplish-
ing her major in Drama Therapy. She has been a part of
PTK since the spring of 2000. While at Butler she has been
involved with the International Students Association and
participates in all Butler theatre productions. Satake plans
to go on and receive a bachelor's degree in Drama and
Psychology, then pursue her master's in Drama, either at
New York University or California Institute of Integral
As Lynn and Satake have shown leadership
through their academics and participation in school activi-
ties, they are building up their character qualities. PTK is a
way to develop character through leadership and being
involved in the community. Roger Briggs, a sophomore at
Butler, is the Chapter President of Butler County's PTK
association, which is known as the Alpha Phi Alpha
Chapter. Briggs states that they are working on building up
the program at Butler County, to become more involved in
the community and on the campus.
No matter what campus PTK is found on, it is a
great way to show appreciation to students who put the time
and effort into their academics. PTK is a symbol of excel-
lence in higher education, and it commits to students who
are helping build up Phi Theta Kappa by achieving acade-
Computer Aided Drafting
is a big player in architec-
ture and engineering
BCCC has offered the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
program for several semesters. Students can expect to learn how
to utilize AutoCAD program as well as gain knowledge of resi-
dential and commercial design while in the CAD program.
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) can be used for archi-
tecture (houses and buildings) and engineering (planes, cars,
boats, etc.) According to Mel Whiteside, Lead Instructor CAD and
Drafting, CAD can be utilized in theatre as well. For example,
three-dimensional platforms can be designed, the actors can be
placed on the stage and the lighting can be laid out, all with the
use of CAD.
"I am in the class because I like to design things. It gives
me the feel of what engineers do in the real world," says Derby
sophomore Aaron Rucker. 'The CAD class has helped me with
measurements, layouts, design work and helps me with math.
This class gives me the knowledge that I need and I can apply it
to the real world."
CAD prepares the students for the job market as well as
transferring to a four-year school.
"Students benefit more from CAD here (BCCC).
Universities focus more on freehand sketching," says Whiteside.
However, Kansas State and the University of Kansas
take the student's knowledge of CAD into consideration and it
places the student a step ahead.
"I feel that Mel Whiteside has really prepared me for K-
State," says Wichita sophomore Chris Kilgore. "I have learned
many practical applications that have allowed me to decide on a
field of study."
This is the second semester for Whiteside. Before com-
ing to BCCC, he did civil engineering (roads and bridges).
Photos by Chris Kilgore Story by Ashley McCullough
"My goal is for the stu-
dents to have a good
foundation in CAD
and drafting when
they complete their
education at BCCC,"
says Mel Whiteside,
Lead Instructor CAD
Whiteside has worked with engineering and architecture for 13
Along with Whiteside there are three adjunct instructors:
Ganesh Nayak, Carolyn Koehn and Ron Cox.
'The instructor (Whiteside) has kept the class exciting
and informative throughout the semester," says Wichita freshman
Dennis Sprecher. "He has gone out of his way to help me get into
the job market and teach me what I need to do so. I feel grateful
for coming to BCCC."
The CAD program attracts non-traditional students as
"Starting back to school 20 years after high school was
a big step," says El Dorado freshman Jerry Reinhart. "Mel made
this challenge very refreshing. The help and understanding he
gave me during the first semester of class made the difference for
me in continuing my education."
The CAD/Drafting department has recently installed new
computers and a new plotter to make posters and blueprints. The
technology was provided through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational
and Technical Education Grant. Grants provided through the
Perkin's grant help the Engineering department grow and
The CAD program is growing at BCCC. Whiteside's goal
is to be one of the top 10 junior college technical schools.
Whiteside says it won't happen overnight, but enrollment has
been up the past two semesters.
Friday, May 18, is
Phil Theis' last day at Butler
County Community College
as lead teacher of the
Biology department. His
retirement begins May 19
after he walks with the BCCC
faculty for the last time at the
2001 graduation. Theis has
been teaching at Butler for 35
years and has been in the
field of education for 40
years. He came to El Dorado
in 1 966 at the age of 27 as a
General Biology teacher. When Theis says Theis.
books, getting needed mate-
rials and doing evaluations.
He also teaches Microbiology
and other courses in the bio-
Phil Theis is a native
of Hutchinson, Kan. and was
born on June 11, 1938. He
graduated from Hutchinson
High School in 1956 and
immediately enrolled in
"At first I was thinking
about becoming a medical doctor,"
came to Butler the campus was still
Because of the unexpected, says Theis.
overwhelming number of incoming stu-
However, he changed his
"The first time I saw this place, dents, the classes were much larger mind when one of his teachers asked
it was just a structure made of steel. I
guess you can say I've seen the skirt
off the old bird," says Theis.
then. him a single question that changed his
Now classes consist of about life. Theis took a course in college
24 students, to ensure the quality of called Organic Chemistry and one day
Edwin J. Walbourn, the presi- education a student receives.
when the teacher left the room, a
dent of the college, hired Theis in 1 966
Over the years Theis has classmate of Theis asked him to
as a biology teacher. His classes con- taught everything from General explain something that he did not
sisted of about 75 students during the Biology to Microbiology, including understand.
Anatomy and Physiology.
"Before I knew it, I had the
"Builders thought someday
Theis heads the Biology whole class's attention, including the
there would be 800 students enrolled Department at Butler County teachers who had returned to room"
at Butler; however, everyone had their Community College and has for more says Theis. "Once I was finished my
socks blown off when enrollment than 20 years. His duties have includ- teacher looked at me and told me he
reached 998 students in the first year," ed setting schedules, ordering text- would like to have a word with me."
Theis stood in front of his
Story and Photo by Amanda Lene
now for 35 years and has loved every
award in 1996.
teacher scared that he was in trouble minute of it. He is the last of the origi-
Throughout Theis' teaching
only to hear one question come out of nal teachers who started at Butler on career he has participated in many
his mouth. 'Have you ever thought the current campus in 1966.
organizations and programs such as:
about becoming a teacher?'
He decided to retire because The Kansas National Education
As a result of that day, Theis he wants to be able to do different Association, The National Association
has been an educator for 40 years.
things while he is still young enough to of Biology Teachers, The Kansas
Theis graduated from do it. Plus 40 years seems like a pret- Association of Community Colleges
Hutchinson Community College in ty even number to call it quits.
1958 with an associate's degree. He
"My wife retired last year, so
and BCCC Education Association.
He has also participated in
then transferred to Emporia State we are planning on doing some travel- many programs helping students in
University, where he received his ing and gardening together," says specific biology courses and has
bachelor's in 1961. Theis decided to Theis.
continue his education at ESU and
encouraged students to apply to "The
Theis also mentioned he Kansas Experience," a cancer institute
graduated in 1964 with a master's would like to do some woodworking, given at Kansas State University.
degree in Biology.
and plans on making grandfather Theis has been to seminars about
Theis got his first teaching job clocks,
in 1961 as a Biology-Chemistry
cancer and AIDS, and has participated
Theis married his high school in many National Science Foundation
teacher at Phillipsburg Senior High sweetheart, Ann, and they have been short courses.
School in Phillipsburg, Kan. Two years happily married for 41 years. Phil and
Theis even has an outstanding
later, Theis changed jobs and taught Ann have three children. Kelly, the old- community service record. He has
at Olathe Senior High School in est and only daughter, lives in Andover participated in television debates aired
Olathe, Kan. Theis also was the assis- and is a teacher. John lives in in El Dorado, served as a member on
tant football coach at Olathe for one Hutchinson and is a psychological numerous boards and councils and
year. therapist. The youngest boy, Eric, lives has volunteered evenings at the South
Theis decided he wanted to in Joplin, Mo. and is an administrator of Central Mental Health Center. Theis
teach at a college level and in 1966 he the parole and probation offices.
coached a Little League baseball team
came to Butler County Community
Kelly, John and Eric all gradu- in the summer of 1974, was the head
ated from Butler County Community Cub Scout master for the City of El
"Butler was a new and exciting College with near 4.0 averages.
Dorado in 1981, taught marriage
community college in El Dorado. Plus
"They got their brains from preparation classes for St. John's
it was to be the first comprehensive their mother," says Theis.
Church and has done many other
community college in Kansas," says
Ann was a psychiatric nurse things.
before she retired last year. She was
Theis has collected many dis-
Theis has been here at Butler awarded the outstanding nursing
Continued on page 14
Leslie Brady, Derby
listen attentively to
Mr. Theis as he
explains a lab in
Theis also teaches
several lab and
lecture courses in
Continued from pg 13
tinguished awards, recognizing him as
a great teacher and citizen. Theis has
been awarded the following:
Outstanding Coach Award - Olathe
H.S., Outstanding Teacher Award -
Black Student Union, Outstanding
Faculty Member, Distinguished
Faculty Award, Golden Attitude
Award, Exceptional Educator Award,
Master Teacher - BCCC and
Distinguished Citizen Award of El
Dorado. Two very special awards
included the 1999 Kansas Master
Teacher and the 1999 National
Institute for Staff and Organizational
Development (NISOD) Excellence
Theis says that all the awards
are important to him, but the
Outstanding Teacher Award given by
the Black Student Union meant a
great deal to him because it was
awarded by students.
"The students mean so much
to me, and I will miss them the most.
Every student is special to me. I have
always been excited about class. I love
to teach," says Theis.
Theis also says that he would
miss the science of Biology, his college
friends and faculty, and he thinks he
might come back to teach a night class
after a year or so.
"Teaching is an art. In a nut-
shell, it is caring, loving and joy that
are created from the process of help-
ing others to learn. Teaching is in my
blood," says Theis.
Theis believes his greatest
accomplishment has been watching
the thousands of students succeed,
and knowing that he has been a part of
"What I always tell my stu-
dents is 'As you slide down this banis-
ter of life, remember me, as a sliver in
your career,'" says Theis.
Theis recalls his greatest
memories here at Butler. The wonder-
ful memories of being honored with so
many great awards does not compare
with the most unforgettable memory of
being given the opportunity to become
a teacher at Butler back in 1966.
"I will always be grateful to
Edwin J. Walbourn for selecting me to
teach here at Butler," says Theis.
Philip Theis will be remem-
bered on campus and throughout the
community as a kind, courteous, intel-
ligent, caring, gifted teacher and citi-
zen who is willing to take the extra step
or go out of his way to help one of his
students. Mr. Theis is what you would
call a truly remarkable man.
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His teams there also won two con-
tented perform- 'Bill' Cummins, was the first cam- ference titles.
litchers Jami Akin pus dean at Butler. He died on Dec.
and Andrea Rhodes. If they can 30, 2000 and, as a tribute, the play-
He was then at the University of
Kansas for three years as an assis-
win that tourney, it's on to Florida ers all wear t'
e 'Bill' on the tant coach, and the team won the
the natfipi tournament.
"Sophomore from Yukon,
front of their uniforms.
Big 8 regular season championship
Head coach Brad Horky took in 1990.
a stellar 19-1 record and over the program at mid-year, 1998. Then jfawas on to Pittsburg State
freshman from Wichita They were conference runners-up
a feared h
in 1999 and 2000. Since his arrival,
[ith the team s record stands at 141-68,
as head coach, and
I teams went 186-85 in
ars. They also made three
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der from Wichita tourn
e Grizzlies are seeded
Horky has also coordinated col-
am with a .374 second in the South to Cowley lege trips to Europe, which include
mian Jessie County Community College.
'ichita, is the
Horky is a 1981 University of
Stiry by Terretta An n_ bethel
Photos by Darren Gr
The Grizzlies had a slow start,
their game continued on.
Let's talk baseball. Freshly cut again until they become first nature to es Brian Blessie and David Hager, with
infield. Newly dragged red dirt. The you. These are all part of baseball, strong leadership from returning
white lines perfect and untouched. and these are all part of what makes sophomores, never gave up.
Macho men spitting and scratching baseball such a fun sport to be a part
while sporting brand new jerseys.
Metal cleats. Spit cans and sweat.
As of late April, the Grizzlies
were sitting just over .500, which
The 2000-2001 Grizzly base- placed them third in the Jayhawk West
Now let's really talk baseball. ball team had great expectations for Conference.
Pitchers wearing long sleeved shirts the season.
"We have so much individual tal-
and jackets during the heat of the day
"Like any season, we expect ent," said Orlando Mijares, Aurora,
to keep their pitching arm warmed up. to win a conference championship, win Colo, sophomore catcher. "We just
Catchers dying of heat under all the a regional championship and go to haven't put it all together yet."
gear but never easing up. Living in the Grand Junction and compete in the
Coach Nesmith echoed the
batting cages day after day to get nationals," said second-year head comment. "The talent's there, the abili-
down that drop ball you can't seem to coach Trent Nesmith.
ty to put it together as a team just
hit. Going over the plays again and
Nesmith and assistant coach- needs work. We're just trying to get
better every day: every practice and
Sophomore pitchers Luke
Lemon, Wichita, Andrew Ehling,
Hutchinson, Scott Munter, Omaha,
Ben Gensch, Wichita and Brett
Nachbor, Augusta, have had solid out-
ings throughout the season. Also con-
tributing to the team and showing
great potential for next year are fresh-
men David Beach, Hutchinson, Brock
Poe, El Dorado and left handed pitch-
er Kellen Raab, Omaha.
Every team needs a strong
infield backing the pitcher up. Butler's
is complete with first baseman Matt
iJndenmeyer, Wichita sophomore, and
third baseman Shaun Puvogel, Salina
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Don't forget the outfield. They the team, are what Nesmith calls
sophomore. As for other individual may be way out there but their hard
strengths, shortstop Brett Williams, work and determination has not gone
att sophomore, covers his ground unnoticed. Right fielder Rob Horst,
i shows great range along with Gering, Neb. sophomore, and center
As of late April, Horst was
standing tall with 18 home runs and a
.388 batting average. Horst plans to
The Grizzlies congratulate each
other on a game well played.
ar and James, with a .370 batting
erage, will sign with Nicholls State in
When asked what was
jsmith's most rewarding part of
aching collegiate level sports, he
id, "Just being with the guys, win or
,se. I will not take the fun out of base-
ball." So although the team isn't having
Iir most successful season, they're
>roving every day and remembering
/ they play one of America's most
favorite past times: to have fun.
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Summer is coming and your dents don't exercise at all.
body isn't in top shape, so what are
"I never exercise, because I'm
you going to do to shape up? You extremely lazy and I have other things
could wake up at five in the morning to do," says El Dorado freshman Marco
and run five miles every day. Or you Munoz.
could start by eating a healthy, bal-
In addition, athletes have a
anced diet. Now, you ask, what types grueling schedule to keep their bodies
of foods are considered nutritious?
These include fruits, vegetables, grain
"Yes, I exercise and work out
foods, dairy products, and food that is because the coach makes us. For 30
not processed or loaded with saturat- minutes, you have agility, like jumping
ed fat. (Sorry, that means no Big Macs off boxes and on, jump roping and
workout routines. Basically we do the
So, what do students at Butler same weight lifting routines. The only
know about exercising?
thing that changes is you add more
"On the weekends I go for weight," says Wichita freshman Derek
walks with my boyfriend, and when he Cline, who is on the basketball team.
doesn't go, I jog. Or I pop in Taebo
What types of foods should
when I'm bored because I hate TV. I your diet consist of if you want to lose
like to do crunches. I just basically weight or keep in shape? According to
work on my stomach and butt, the the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, you
trouble areas but that's not always reg- should eat 2-3 servings of meat, poul-
ular," says Augusta freshman Cristin try, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts
Mitchell. daily. In addition, you need to eat 2-4
On the other hand, some stu- servings of fruits, and 3-5 servings of
Above: Texas freshman Nick Hoover
lifts weights to "impress the
females," according to Hoover.
Below: Trinidad, Tobago freshmaYi
Kijana Thomas tones his legs.
Story By Francesca Chilargi
Photos by Amanda Lene
vegetables. Also, also have to exercise on a regular
your body needs 6- basis. Exercising on a regular basis
means about three to five times a
bread, cereal, rice, week. The most troubled spots of the
and pasta, and 2-3 body are the abdominal, or abs, hips,
servings of milk, butt, thighs and triceps. Mostly every-
yogurt and cheese, one dreams of perfect flat abs, but it
Moreover, you need seems like no matter how many
to use fats, oils and crunches or sit-ups you do, the baby
sweets sparingly in fat still won't budge.
So here are some tips on how
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healthy diet, your http://www.self.com/stayfit/abs.
body requires water, according to
First, crunches are not
Wellness authors David J. Anspaugh, enough to flatten your stomach.
Michael H. Hamrick and Frank D. According to Gunnar Peterson, a
Rosato. Sixty percent of your body Beverly Hills workout pro, "You'll need
weight is due to water. Every cell in to do exercises that work all the mus-
your body contains some portion of cles in your abs from different angles,
water and tissues that are not thought There are three so-called 'planes of
of as "watery" contain a quantity of motion.' When you bend forward, you
water. People are advised to drink work the sagittal plane (side to side
between eight to twelve cups of fluids areas). Bend to the side and you tar-
a day. According to Wellness, get the frontal plane."
"Another general rule of thumb is to
Remember that it is not
drink a quart of water for every 1 ,000 impossible to have that fabulous toned
body. It just takes working out and the
Besides a well-balanced diet right dieting to have a strong and
to have that lean, muscular body, you healthy body.
The G r i z z l y ■• , 1 9
of Bull Rilling
There are many people in
Butler County that enjoy the sport of
bull riding, whether that be watching or
participating in the event. It is said that
bull riding is one of the most danger-
ous sports in the world. Yet many peo-
ple love the thrill of riding a bull despite
the danger that may occur.
Bull riding consists of basical-
ly one thing, staying on a 2000 pound
angry, bucking bull. Cowboys attempt
to do this by wrapping a rope around
the bull's chest. Then they put their
hand through a loop on the top of the
bull's back and just try to hang on for
Upper body strength and
strong legs are essential for riding
bulls. The rider tries to stay up on the
bull and lean forward, or up on his
hand. If the rider happens to lean back
or get back on his pockets (sitting on
his butt) he can be bucked off.
Judges watch for good body
spurring. Spurring is not required but
does add extra points to the score.
They also make sure that you are on
for the full eight seconds. A perfect
score is 100 points although most peo-
ple do not ever see a perfect score. If
you do not stay on for eight seconds
you do not get any points, and if you
touch the bull with your free hand you
ones involved in the dangerous sport.
The bullfighters also put themselves in
danger for the love of the sport. If you
did not know, the bullfighters are the
rodeo clowns. They are there to keep
the bulls from mowing you over once
you fall off. They also get you off the
bull if you get hung up in the rope.
Bull riding is a very dangerous
Upper body strength and strong legs are essential for riding bulls
position and what riders do with their do not get any points. sport that many people love to watch
free hand, and they also watch for Bull riders are not the only and a few brave cowboys love to do.
20 • The Grizzly
Story and Photos by
Bull riding is a dangerous sport that many people love to watch
Far Left: Mark Hoffman tries to hang on as
the bull spins in circles. Hoffman has been
riding bulls for two years.
Left: Mark spurs the bull while he rides.
Spurring is important for points.
Below: Hoffman eases down on to the
bull's back in the shoot. Mark is a resident
of Hutchinson, Kan.
Story and photos by; Brcnda Kimmi
The smell of burnt rubber scatters the air, loud cars
boosting their engines, colorful cars everywhere, the sound
of clapping hands and screams as the winner goes across
the finish line.
That is what you get when you go to Wichita
International Raceway Drag Strip (WIR) in Wichita. WIR is
located at 61st street
and North Ridge Road.
and children are able to
enjoy the fun of racing
at WIR. Super Pro, Pro,
and Junior Dragster are
the classes available.
They also have Friday
night races that give
you the chance to race
in Real Street, King of
the Hill, Grudge and
Entry to each category is different. To race in Super
Pro the entry fee is $50, buybacks are $20. For Pro it is $40,
buybacks are $15. Sportsman and Motorcycle are $30 and
buybacks are $10. Junior Dragsters entry is $20 and buy-
backs are $5. Buybacks are for when you lose in the first
round of eliminations and you want to try to get back in the
race by paying another fee.
One Wichita woman, Lisa Mitchell, races because
it has always been her dream to be like Shirley Muldowney
(one of the first women drivers).
"Well I have always loved drag racing. Especially
when I saw the movie Heart Like a Wheel and I said that
I would like to try that
someday. Then one day
I went to my parents'
house and there was
our race car, a 1969
Camaro," says Mitchell.
Stephens, says "I have
always been a motor
head and I just like to
race anything on
It is for the
excitement that some-
ion a I
one would want to put himself or herself in a racecar. "For
starters, I love the thrill of doing the burn out, lining up at
the starting line and the rush of me laying back in the seat
as I let off the brake and hit the gas to run 1 1 .95 seconds
at 1 15 miles per hour," says Mitchell.
Both Mitchell and Stephens agree that racing to
22 • The Grizzily
The starter gets the next car in line ready to
race. This black Corvette is ready to spin his
tires in the burnout box. •
some extent is dangerous but if you have the right equipment, know
the mechanics of your car and watch everything around you, then
you will be O.K. But the day you don't fear your car, then you will
Mitchell has almost been in a wreck when after the race the
person she was racing cut in front of her, causing her to slam on
her breaks and do a complete 180, making her face the beginning
of the track. "The only damage done was a big chunk of the tire was
It has always been
my dream to be like Shirley
Muldowney, says Lisa
Did You Know?
Breakout — running quicker
he/she dialed his/her ve
(Predicted how quick it would run).
Burnout — spinning rear tires in water
to heat and clean them prior to a run
for better traction.
between lanes on the starting line.
Elaosed time « the time it takes the
vehicle to travel from the starting line
to the finish line.
cles race two at a time, resulting in one
winner and one loser.
Foul Start ~ car has left the starting
line before receiving the green light,
resulting in a red light.
Nitromethane ~ fuel specifically made
for drag racing.
Pre-staeed — when a driver is seven
inches behind the starting line.
Reaction time — the time to react to
the green light on the Christmas tree,
measured in thousandths of a second.
Sixtv-foot time -- time it takes for the
vehicle to cover the first sixty feet of
Staeed -- the front wheels of the car on
the starting line.
Wheelie bars -- used to prevent
These terms were taken from:
Right: Bryce Wisooker,
Wichita, gets his Junior
Dragster ready to race. Bryce
and his brother Derek both
race Junior Dragsters at
Wichita International Raceway.
Below: David Wisooker,
Wichita, pushes his son
Derek's junior dragster back
into the pits after his run. His
sons are two of the many
Junior Dragsters that run at
Wichita International Raceway
taken out from the spin. I was more worried about my ics, engineering, timing/coordination and how to be a good
father's reaction, but he ended up not seeing it."
Stephens says that "I have been racing since I
winner as well as a loser."
For more information you can contact Wichita
could drive, at least cars and I will not be stopping any- International Raceway office at (316)755-3474 or the drag
strip at (316)729-4448.
David Wisooker, Wichita, says, "I think that racing
can also teach you a lot about life. It teaches you how to
be humble, good sportsmanship, concentration, mechan-
Left: Motorcycle riders even have their own category of racing at Wichita
Right: Looking inside a '69 Camaro to see what it is like to race. The safe-
ty belts have to be replaced every two years.
Bottom: Doug Stephens, Wichita, and Lisa Mitchell, Wichita, are getting
ready to stage so they can race. Mitchell in the white Camaro cut a better
light than Stephens' work in progress Chevelle did in their first pass.
He gets down on one knee and the
words "Will you marry me?" roll out of his
mouth. So what happens next? Assuming
you say "yes," there is a list of tasks that you should under-
Planning is the first step. First, the two of you should
decide when you want to be married. Good planning should
allow at least six months, according to Modern Bride mag-
azine, to get all of the details together; that is, if you plan on
having a traditional ceremony.
There are many places that provide solid informa-
tion about planning the ceremony. Many are bride's maga-
zines such as Modern Bride, Bride's and Martha Stewart's
Wedding Catalog. Other helpful resources can be found on
Some of these sources provide good information on
all aspects of a wedding. www.WeddingChannel.com is a
good choice because it has calendars, planners, advice
articles, places to register for gifts, places to search for
dresses and tuxedos, music, etiquette and budget help.
26 • The Grizzly
www.EasiestWedding.com is another Internet site that
offers tips, advice, free magazines, a wedding planner and
a place to shop for invitations.
"After my fiance Chad Holzman and I were
engaged, my mom was ready to start making plans," Nicole
Lane, Wichita sophomore, says. "That was eight months
before the wedding. I didn't think we should start planning
until six months before the wedding date. My mom had the
caterer booked and the florist called the week after we got
The next step in the road to the wedding day is
making a guest list. The engaged couple should sit down
and plan out a list of everyone they would invite. Depending
on the size of the wedding, it may be a small or rather
lengthy list. This step is important, because ordering the
right number of wedding invitations the couple decided on is
the next step.
"The first time Chad and I went to look at invitations,
we were in the party store for three hours and we still didn't
find anything we agreed on," Lane says.
Picking out invitations can be a hard task if the cou-
ple does not see eye to eye on the invitation design. There
are many places that a couple can look to find the perfect
Starting locally, there are many print shops and
newspapers that carry wedding invitations. Then there are
national magazines that can be ordered for free from many
of the bridal magazines.
Other places to look are on the Internet. One site
that specializes in wedding invitations is
www.wedding.orders.com.They offer free membership, tips,
trends, online search and a place to order free catalogs.
"To save money on invitations we had them printed
locally," Lane says. "One of my teachers from high school
did the typesetting for the invitations. This saved us around
a hundred dollars."
The next important steps you should take to get the
wedding to come together are to book a photographer,
baker, caterer, florist and musicians.
If you are getting married in May, June or October,
you should book these people soon. Most weddings occur
during these months.
There are many tips to finding a good photograph-
er. The most important one would be to look at their work.
If you don't like what you see, find someone else. The pic-
tures of your wedding are cherished items and you cannot
get them redone. So be cautious and let the photographer
nother item the ladies should be keeping an e
out for is the perfect wedding dress. The best place to star,
is bridal magazines. Do not be afraid to tear out pictures of
dresses you like and take them into stores. Not only will the
store have some idea of what you are looking for, but the
may even have that dress.
There are other places to find wedding dresse
Many dress designers have web pages you can visit to fin
the whole line of dresses, and stores where they are locat-
ed. Also you can buy a dress from a friend or someone off
any national travel agencies
will send out magazines to
mote the use of
Also in the ninth to sixth month the couple should
visit their clergy member or justice of the peace. The couple
should decide if the ceremony will be a religious or civil
If the couple is having a religious ceremony, th<
best place to start looking is at local churches. If the cere
mony will be a civil event, any
certified officiant may per-
form the ceremony. Just
make sure that the officiant is
qualified to perform cere-
monies in your state.
Do not forget to r
ister for gifts. There
many places you can do ti
If many of your guests live i
the same area, you shouk
register at a store near them.
Also you could register over
or at many of the stores you
would have registered at in
This June bride fills out her
invitations that will annouriam
the date of her wedding.
The G r i z z
Target," Lane says. "I think we got carried away when we
couple you should be writing and
went and registered. Both stores give you a little gun look- thank-you notes as you receive them. Also, you need to
ing thing and let you loose in the store. So pretty much you send announcements to newspapers.
get to 'zap' any item you want. That made it fun. The nice
Two weeks before the wedding, you and your fiance
thing about Target is if you forgot to register for something should pick up the marriage license, submit requests to the
you can go on-line and register for it there."
photographers, videographers and musicians. You should
Three months before the wedding, you should have also confirm the honeymoon reservations.
your guest lists completed and invitations sent out. You
One week before the wedding, you should pack for
should also reserve rooms for out-of-town guests to stay in. the honeymoon, check with your bank about using your
Also, three months before the wedding, you should ATM at the honeymoon site, remind attendants and ushers
check the state regulations on blood tests.
about the rehearsal dinner and give the bridesmaid party.
Attire for the wedding party and for the groom Also, the groom should put the officiant's fee in a sealed
needs to be purchased by the couple or the individuals in envelope and give it to the best man to deliver after the cer-
the wedding party. The rings also need to be bought or
ordered. You should also be buying honeymoon clothing.
Remember to have fun at the wedding and do not
The ladies need to have their first dress fitting and worry about the details. If you follow the guidelines, every-
make an appointment with a hair stylist.
Six to eight weeks before the wedding, you should
make sure to have the gifts for the attendants and for your
thing should fall into place.
By Rachel Julius
"Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
Sedgwick County helps boys and girls,
most of whom are considered at risk
and live in single-parent homes,
achieve their full potential through long
term personal relationships with care-
fully screened and caring volunteers/'
Since its establishment in 1904, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of America has grown to be the oldest and largest
mentoring program for youth. The programs, in all 50 states,
match kids with mentors who provide friendship and an
experience that will never be forgotten.
Big Brothers was originally started in 1904 by a
New York court clerk named Ernest Coulter. His superior,
Judge Julius Mayer, who recruited men to mentor some of
the delinquent boys who came before him, influenced
In late 1904, Coulter went before a group of civic
and business leaders and described a boy about
ready to be jailed. He asked for
someone to be a Big Brother to this
child and proceeded to ask the
men for a volunteer. Every
man in the room raised a
A year after
Coulter's program start-
ed, Catholic Big Sisters
opened up its doors to
young girls. Thus Big Sisters
was formed (www.bbbsa.org).
Although Coulter was the one who
started up the program, Irvin Westheimer was
credited with creating the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Thirty-one years ago, Big Brothers was founded in
Wichita to help keep the young boys off the streets. In 1974
the Big Sisters program was established to help the young
girls in the Wichita area. By 1978 the two organizations
joined together to create the Big Brothers Big Sisters pro-
Through the past 31 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters
(BBBS) has catered to over 15,000 children in Sedgwick
BBBS of Sedgwick County not only offers the tradi-
tional program but offers eight other programs similar to
The traditional program recruits volunteers to
spend 2-3 hours a week 3-4 times a month with a child that
they selected. The program is open to anyone at least 16
years of age with a valid drivers license.
Another program similar to the traditional program
is Bigs in Schools. Volunteers are asked to spend about 45
minutes a week in an elementary or middle school helping
with homework and any other activity.
Operation Jumpstart is almost like Bigs in Schools
but focuses more on fifth to eighth graders. The primary
focus is to help the kids make a successful transition
from elementary to middle school to high school.
The Club Buddies are asked to spend
time each week with a youth from Boys and
Girls Club. They can do anything from playing
pool to foosball to arts and crafts.
RSVP/Experienced Corps is offered to
those who are over the age of 50 who would like
to be involved with BBBS. They must be energetic,
active, passionate and committed to making an optimistic
contribution to kids at risk.
Malisa's Hope is offered to those that wish to Kevin Easter Cops for Kids brings the local police, sheriff's
involve kids in religious activities as part of their commit- deputies and state troopers together with kids. Activities are
ment. designed to break down the barriers between youth and
The mentoring program Mi Amigo is designed to those who uphold the law (www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org).
attract Hispanic volunteers and encourage Hispanic youth
to participate in the program.
To become a Big Brother or Big Sister in Butler
County call 321-7763 or apply in person at 223 N. Main St.
BBBS also has a program that is dedicated to From the Wichita area apply at the Sedgwick County site at
teaching kids more about the outdoors. Pass It On-Outdoor
Mentors is in partnership with the Kansas Department of
Wildlife to promote the
219 N. St. Francis. BBBS also offers online applications.
The application requires basic information, refer-
ence letters, a thorough background check and an
Once the background check and
interview is done, selection
Bigs and Littles can do anything from playing sports,
catching the latest movie, outdoor hikes, roller-skating, minia-
ture golf, hanging out with each other, shopping and even doing
homework together. The kids need an older role model, not just
a parent or a friend, but someone who is there to share life
experiences and lead them in the right direction.
for a little brother or sister
can take place.
The process takes
about a month,
depending on the back-
Make a difference in
somone's life, become a Big
Brother or Big Sister!
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